Current Openings:

For Graduate Students

Openings are available for graduate students who seek for the teaching and research assistantships. The applicants are anticipated to have strong background on physics and have taken core physics courses for their undergraduate education. Academic degrees in atmospheric science, space physics, meteorology, and/or fluid mechanics, are encouraged but not mandatory. The students who have the experiences of analyzing the ground-based and satellite data, and/or numerical modeling of the Earth's atmosphere are highly welcomed. The prospective students are encouraged to contact the PI for the research opportinities that fit your background. To apply officially, please follow the Department's application procedure at:

The deadline for the Fall enrollment is January 1.

For Postdocs

We currently have one opening for a postdocoral researcher who will play a significant role working on the NASA project (please check Projects). The applicant is expected to have a strong background on the studies of the neutral dynamics, energetics, geomagnetic storms, and magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere (MIT) couplings of the Earth's atmosphere. We welcome highly-motivated researchers, who are knowledgeable on the space weather, and have the experiences of working with the global coupled models such as CTIPe, TIE-GCM, TIME-GCM, WACCM-X, and etc. To apply, please send the PI your CV, research interests, and a statement of work (the work plan if you join the Lu group and the expected outcomes).

For Undergraduate Students

The group has multiple projects that are suitable for undergraduate students who are interested in learning data analysis skills using MATLAB, IDL and Pathon, science programming using Fortran, and supercomputing experiences. The group also provides various opportunities for undergraduate students who are interested in learning the remote sensing technology and processing the data from the ground-based and space-borne remote sensing instruments. Currently, we have multiple mechanistic and general circulation models that are running on the Clemson supercomputer system (Palmetto cluster). The students can gain experiences on numerical modeling. A rich database from the ground-based and satellite observations are also available for students to process and analyze that will ultimately lead to science paper publications.